large flock on Rainbow Lorrikeets, Strathfield railway station, Sydney,

To: "Wendy" <>, "Greg & Val Clancy" <>, "Denise Goodfellow" <>, "Bill Stent" <>, "david taylor" <>, "Birding Aus" <>
Subject: large flock on Rainbow Lorrikeets, Strathfield railway station, Sydney, NSW
From: "michael norris" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:39:38 +1100
For Melbourne there is a student study by the excellent ARCUE  of Rainbow
Lorikeets and the factors favouring their increase:

which links to:

She refers to artificial feeding and I have seen Rainbow Lorikeets feeding on mincemeat put out by a dear old lady in a park for the magpies (and b*** butcherbirds). And I know about 6 other major (nectar I think) feeding stations for lorikeets.....

But I'm surprised that Pavlina Shukuroglou could not find anywhere they
breed in Melbourne.

I know they bred in nest boxes in Bayside in 2002  and  have numerous
records of them by or entering holes in gums, banksias...  and evidence
(fledgling on ground) of nesting in Canary Island Palms....

Michael Norris
Bayside, Melbourne

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